Posts Filed Under: history
We revisit the club that brought nightlife to the deepest edge of downtown, welcomed legends like the Ramones and Beastie Boys, and transformed resident DJ Chris Sheppard into a globe-trotting superstar.
Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden gets busted for hashish at Toronto International Airport.
When Target Canada announced its demise, nostalgia for Zellers ensued.
This weekend's hasty demolition of the century-old menswear store at Bloor and Yonge raises issues about heritage preservation in the city.
A brief 1970s experiment turned our main drag into a pedestrian-only zone.
A Yonge Street institution gives rise to a generation of budding folk stars.
A restaurant that welcomed the literati, community organizations, and smokers.
The Leafs traded Randy Carlyle in 1978--and lived to regret it.
In the days before artificial refrigeration, Torontonians harvested ice from local natural sources—including Grenadier Pond.
Back in the 1960s, people would ring in the new year with old-timey pianists.
A racist attack on the subway sent shockwaves through the city, and put a stop to free New Year's Eve rides on the TTC for the next 30 years.
San Francisco's Market Street pays tribute to its forgotten waterways with a special art installation.
Two intrepid northern Ontario women mush dog sleighs over 1,000 km to Toronto.
A sampling of holiday-themed ads, featuring merry messages from brewers, department stores, disgraced politicians, and more.
The second part of a look at the back half of the Globe and Mail's name.
The Toronto connections of Joseph Shlisky, one of the world's greatest cantors.
In the 1960s, the horror icon promoted Canadian artists by selling their work through Sears.
Provincial heritage designation would protect the club and its iconic neon sign.